Lee Clark believes Matty Longstaff has a chance to feature against Arsenal


"As I've wrote previously about Sean, I've been aware of Matty for a long time. Matty's a different player to Sean in that he's a smaller version, very aggressive and loves to get around people. But he also has great ability and I've got no doubt he can make a huge impact. I think he's made such a strong impact in pre-season that there's a strong chance he could be on the bench against Arsenal on the weekend.

"I think what Steve has to decide is how close do they think he is to breaking into starting eleven. If they think he's still a little bit away a good thing would be for him to take the same route as his brother Sean and go out on loan and build a number of games to get experience. If he thinks he's still some time away, because he's still really young, then you can't deny him that opportunity to get out on loan. U23 football is probably not Matty's aim anymore. It'll be a loan move. Possibly SPFL like Sean or a Championship club to then re-assess in January and see where he is. I think there will be no harm in him doing the same route as what Sean did that's for sure."

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